Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Mineral County


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MINERAL COUNTY ARRA FUNDING AND PROJECTS

 


 

Based on the latest information available to the Governor’s Office. This report is not comprehensive because new Recovery Act awards are announced frequently. This does not include funds - including income tax cuts, increased COBRA benefits, increased funds to cover Medicaid services and others - that cannot be broken down by county. The numbers below represent funds that have been awarded and are expected to be received over the life of the Recovery Act. The funds are distributed to a wide range of groups in the county and do not necessarily touch county government.

 


 

COMMUNITY SERVICES / SAFETY NET:

$200,428

 

Community Services Block grant to the San Luis Valley Community Action Agency, which serves Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache counties, for poverty reduction and revitalization of low-income communities. SLVCAA will work with local employment agencies, public school districts, and local higher education facilities to provide education or continuing education to local residents to prepare for employment opportunities in the area.

 

$2,268

 

Extra 13 percent in food stamp benefits to about 20 people in Mineral County between April 1- October 31, 2009.

 



 

WORKFORCE SERVICES AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

$573,152

 

Workforce Investment Act Funds for job training to the South Central County Region, which includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties.

 

$244,678

 

Wagner Peyser (WP) & Reemployment Services (RES) to the South Central County Region, which includes Alamosa, Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas counties.

 

$61,968

 

Extra 20 weeks of benefits, through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, for 12 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Mineral County.

 

$16,450

 

Extra $25 per week in unemployment benefits through the Federal Additional Compensation program, for 29 people (as of June 30, 2010) in Mineral County.

 

$7,919

 

Additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits through a new state law given to 3 people as of June 30, 2010 in Mineral County.

 



 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT: 

$56,988

 

Estimated funds to be spent for free energy efficiency upgrades in low-income homes in Mineral County

 

$150,000

 

Energy Efficiency Conservation Block grant to the CSU Extension Service for energy efficiency improvements in buildings in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties.

 


EDUCATION: 

$3,857

 

Title I funds for Mineral County schools with high percentages of low-income students.